Executive Director's Perspective: Springing Ahead - By Joseph A. Martinez

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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Special thanks to Jani Maselli Wood (Houston) and Stan Schwieger (Waco), our course directors for our CDLP Training Your Defense Team to Win CLE, held in Waco in April. Thanks to the McLennan County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and their fabulous support of the seminar and TCDLA. Thanks to everyone’s help we had 111 attendees.

Special thanks to Jani Maselli Wood (Houston) and David Moore (Longview), our course directors for our CDLP Training Your Defense Team to Win held in Longview in April. Thanks to their help we had 48 attendees.

Special thanks to Thomas Keyser, President of San Antonio Bar Association (SABA), for allowing TCDLA/CDLP to co-sponsor the 52nd Annual Semaan Seminar held in San Antonio. Special thanks to John Convery (San Antonio) for his support in bringing the two organizations to work together. Thanks to Jimmy Allison, Executive Director of SABA, for all of his support. Thanks to everyone’s help we had 186 attendees.

Special thanks to Deandra Grant and Larry Boyd, our course directors for the 8th Annual DWI Defense Project held in Arlington. Thanks to them and their outstanding lineup of speakers we had an outstanding turnout.

The TCDLA Board of Directors invites you to attend the 44th Annual TCDLA Members Meeting on Saturday, June 20, 2015, 15 minutes after adjournment of the 28th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course. This should be approximately at 12:00 pm in Ballroom B of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. The 28th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course is being held June 18–20, 2015, in San Antonio.

Summer is rapidly approaching and TCDLA has CLE scheduled throughout the hot summer months. Here is what is scheduled:

July 8 South Padre Training the Trainers (for those who want to speak at a CDLP or TCDLA seminar)
July 9–10 South Padre Training Your Defense Team to Win
July 17 Austin 2nd Annual Lone Star DWI
August 6–7 Austin Innocence Training
August 21 Houston 13th Annual Top Gun
August 28 San Antonio Nuts ’n’ Bolts, Co-sponsored with the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Do you need CLE credit and can’t attend our seminar training? Please call the Home Office for a list of the DVDs and accompanying CLE credit.

Don’t have a local criminal defense bar in your area? Would like to re-energize and jump-start your organization? Are you interested in forming a local criminal defense bar? Need help getting organized? Please contact Susan Anderson (Dallas), seapd@aol.com, Laurie Key (Lubbock), lauriekeylaw@gmail.com, or Carmen Roe (Houston), carmen@carmenroe.com, co-chairs of the TCDLA Affiliate Committee.

Good verdicts to all.